Restaurant @ Centurion

A stylishly welcoming haven of foodie fabulosity

A stylishly welcoming haven of foodie fabulosity

At first glance, this thriving oasis of recreational gratification doesn’t immediately vie to take your attention off the A367, situated as it is against a fairly prosaic backdrop off a busy thoroughfare. If, however, you slow down, turn off the main road and venture further onto the set, you’ll discover the lush vistas of a peaceful, pastoral golf course on one side of a low-slung, subtly neoteric building and a stylishly welcoming haven of foodie fabulosity on the other, with a large collection of agreeably well-appointed hotel rooms and suites, a full-on leisure centre/pampering zone and even a lively Sports Bar in between.

On a recent Pig Guide excursion to Centurion central (hardly arduous; we’re talking about a polite 20-minute pootle along the pretty highways and byways just a handful of miles south west of Bath), head chef  Sean Horwood and sous chef Tom Bally – who, by the way, combine to boast an illustrious CV that includes stints at Hunstrete House, the Moody Goose and Ston Easton Park between them and have maintained the AA Rosettes awarded to their two previous positions – had done absolute wonders with a regularly-updated menu that included the poshest, most memorable mushrooms on toast that I’ve ever encountered, an absolutely divine trio of fat, juicy scallops on a huge slab of real bacon, a totally tantalising fresh fish main course and – get this! – Mr Pig’s wildest fantasy made flesh: pork at least five ways, including a moreishly crispy ear for the not-so-faint hearted. We made room for a shared platter of mini-desserts (yup, scrumptious), and were delighted to see a Wild Beer Co selection amongst the array at the bar. Are we amongst the first foodies to have discovered one of the best kept gastro-secrets nestling just beyond the flourishes of dear old Lady Bath’s tasteful petticoats? We like to think so.

At first glance, this thriving oasis of recreational gratification doesn't immediately vie to take your attention off the A367, situated as it is against a fairly prosaic backdrop off a busy thoroughfare. If, however, you slow down, turn off the main road and venture further onto the set, you'll discover the lush vistas of a peaceful, pastoral golf course on one side of a low-slung, subtly neoteric building and a stylishly welcoming haven of foodie fabulosity on the other, with a large collection of agreeably well-appointed hotel rooms and suites, a full-on leisure centre/pampering zone and even a lively Sports Bar in between.

On a recent Pig Guide excursion to Centurion central (hardly arduous; we're talking about a polite 20-minute pootle along the pretty highways and byways just a handful of miles south west of Bath), head chef  Sean Horwood and sous chef Tom Bally - who, by the way, combine to boast an illustrious CV that includes stints at Hunstrete House, the Moody Goose and Ston Easton Park between them and have maintained the AA Rosettes awarded to their two previous positions - had done absolute wonders with a regularly-updated menu that included the poshest, most memorable mushrooms on toast that I've ever encountered, an absolutely divine trio of fat, juicy scallops on a huge slab of real bacon, a totally tantalising fresh fish main course and – get this! - Mr Pig's wildest fantasy made flesh: pork at least five ways, including a moreishly crispy ear for the not-so-faint hearted. We made room for a shared platter of mini-desserts (yup, scrumptious), and were delighted to see a Wild Beer Co selection amongst the array at the bar. Are we amongst the first foodies to have discovered one of the best kept gastro-secrets nestling just beyond the flourishes of dear old Lady Bath's tasteful petticoats? We like to think so.


Facilities

  • wheelchair access Wheelchair access
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  • Gluten free Gluten free options

Website
http://restatcent.co.uk/

Telephone number
01761 412214

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Restaurant @ Centurion

Midsomer Norton, Radstock BA3 4BD, UK

Opening hours
Mon - Sat: 11am-11pm
Sun 12noon - 10.30pm

Food served:
Mon - Sat: 12noon - 2.30pm & 6pm - 9.30pm
Sun 12noon - 5.30pm

Address

Best Western Centurion Hotel, Charlton Lane, Midsomer Norton, Bath BA3 4BD

Getting here

The Best Western Centurion Hotel is situated in the town of Midsomer Norton, which is right next to the town of Radstock. They are about 12 miles south of the city of Bath, on the A367.

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